West U Firefighter Memorializes Parents with Gift to the City

West U Firefighter Memorializes Parents with Gift to the City

Tommy Jones II was born and raised in West U and spent his entire career serving on the West U Fire Department. Now he and his sister Linda Pizzi are giving back to the city in a way they hope will help their parents’ memory live on. Tommy and Linda...
Life at CPP: Lifeguards Get Ready for Another Summer at Colonial Park Pool

Life at CPP: Lifeguards Get Ready for Another Summer at Colonial Park Pool

It’s summer in West U. Kids are out of school and families are flocking to Colonial Park Pool. This summer, more than 33,000 people will come to the pool to take a dip, get some sun or participate in one of several summer events the city will host at the...
‘Years and Tears’: Inside a University Boulevard Mansion

‘Years and Tears’: Inside a University Boulevard Mansion

When driving down University Boulevard, one can’t help but notice the newly built home at the corner of University and Rutgers. The house has a presence on the block and it should, having been inspired by the Biltmore House in Asheville, North Carolina. West U residents Tommy and Joy Welch...
A Book in Every Home: Local Mothers Provide Books to At-Risk Children

A Book in Every Home: Local Mothers Provide Books to At-Risk Children

When Amy Barnes and Sandra Ahlhorn see elementary students hugging their books to their chest after a Books Between Kids book drive they know that they may have just given them their very first book. Amy and Sandra are the co-founders of Books Between Kids, a nonprofit organization that serves...
West U Photographer Captures the Faces of Seniors, the Homeless

West U Photographer Captures the Faces of Seniors, the Homeless

Everyone has a story. Some are fascinating, some are inspirational and some are heartbreaking. West U resident Bob Levy has spent years photographing faces of the homeless and senior citizens, making sure their stories are told. After retiring 10 years ago from a career in the petroleum industry, Bob seriously...
WUSA: Paving the Way for Girls’ Softball Since 1971

WUSA: Paving the Way for Girls’ Softball Since 1971

There are a few words of wisdom in West University Softball that have been handed down through generations of leadership: “Boys must win to have fun, Girls must have fun to win; their daughters can be both an athlete and all girl; and when it comes right down to it,...
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Share Your Pet Photos with West U Connections

Share Your Pet Photos with West U Connections

Show off your furry friends in an upcoming edition of West U Connections. Send photos and stories about your pets to jamie@embeepublishing.com.
Photos of Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association and Foundation Luncheon

Photos of Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association and Foundation Luncheon

Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association and Foundation held its Annual Scholarship Luncheon on Thursday, May 1 at the Junior League of Houston.  The sold-out room of 340 women was entertained by inspirational speaker, Pam Thompson, who spoke on the theme of, “All You Need is Love.” Scholarships totaling $48,000 were presented to 21 young women from...
Photos of West U Senior Outings

Photos of West U Senior Outings

West U seniors recently toured West U resident Nina Springer’s ranch and enjoyed a hayride at the Heritage Craft Complex near Waco Texas.
Photos of Events at the West U Senior Center

Photos of Events at the West U Senior Center

West U seniors recently enjoyed a pizza pajama jam theme meal and wreath making at the Community Center.  
Photos of West U Star Citizen Awards

Photos of West U Star Citizen Awards

The City of West University Place Star Citizen Award program recognizes volunteers whose efforts improve the overall quality of life in the West U Community. This year, city council honored the 2014 Park Lovers’ Ball Chairs, Megan and Drew Morris, Nancy Kate and Mark Prescott and Kara and Dax Sanders, as well as Steven Murray,...
West U Welcomes New Communications Manager

West U Welcomes New Communications Manager

West U’s newest employee will be engaging with residents who “like” the City of West University Place, TX on Facebook and follow City of West U, TX on Twitter. Maura Leon-Barber was hired by the city in May as the new communications manager. In addition to managing the city’s social media presence, Maura works with...
Connecting with Your Council

Connecting with Your Council

Texas’s current drought, which started four years ago, is among the five worst in the past 500 years. If it continues to be as dry as it is has been, the drought could be the third worst. Although our region of the state, surrounding the northern portion of Galveston Bay east to the Sabine River,...
Don’t Miss These Upcoming Summer Events

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Summer Events

The City of West U Parks and Recreation Department has a lot of fun events planned for families this summer. Check out the following activities and make sure to mark your calendars. Members Only Dive-In Movie July 19 – Members Only Dive-In movie: The city will be showing Despicable Me 2 from 7:30 – 9:30...
12U Girls Viper Pigeons Head to Junior Olympics Water Polo Tournament

12U Girls Viper Pigeons Head to Junior Olympics Water Polo Tournament

The 12U Girls Viper Pigeons Water Polo team qualified for the 2014 USA Junior Olympic Water Polo tournament in San Jose, California this summer. They are the only 12U Girls Water Polo team representing the Southwest Zone of Texas at the tournament in July. Pictured here from left to right are:  Katherine Knight, Abigail Spence,...
Cinco de Mama Party Benefits Friends of West U Parks

Cinco de Mama Party Benefits Friends of West U Parks

Neighborhood moms enjoyed getting together for the Friends of West U Parks Cinco de Mama party on May 1 at the home of Aryn De Lisi. The Friends of West U Parks provide residents the opportunity to mingle with their West U friends and meet new ones at the various Sociable events given throughout the...